Tampa police are looking for two men after they were caught on camera robbing a woman they met through OfferUp, a service that allows users buy and sell items locally.
The unidentified woman advertised her smartphone on OfferUp. When they met in person, they punched her in the face and took off with the phone.
You've heard the warnings to be cautious when selling items on websites like Craigslist, but now you will find more sites to buy and sell things popping up. OfferUp is just one site you may have seen lately to sell and buy items. It's a site advertised as an easier way to sell things locally.
Tampa police posted the following information below on Facebook:
Safety Tip: If you’re selling something on Craigslist or OfferUp, use the police headquarters or district office lobby for your transaction.Detectives are looking to identify these two men suspected of robbing a woman who advertised her smartphone on OfferUp. One of the suspects punched the woman in the face and took the phone she was selling. This happened in the area of Dale Mabry Highway and Spruce Street.Contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay, Inc. with your tips and you could be eligible for up to $3,000.